Juma Architects designed HH47 as their own home adjacent to the office space. The plot is appealing as it is located away from the street surrounded by lush greenery that creates an entirely private area.
A long driveway serves as an entrance to the property, leading to a cozy and welcoming inner court, bordered by three connected volumes. These consist of a double garage with wood siding, the architects’ office with separate access, and the private home. The three volumes vary in height and together create a very readable design.
The floor plan of the home is elongated, as the architects have a soft spot for long-drawn-out and low forms. Only the master bedroom with dressing and bathroom is situated on the first floor, acting like a separate suite.
The orientation of the house is not ideal but the architects saw this as an opportunity rather than a disadvantage. The glazed portico between the kitchen and living space creates an in-between garden or patio. This way, the inhabitants get to enjoy a more varied views of the garden and extra sunlight that are not solely limited to the backyard.